The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1124 1292 1314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.74% 13.53% 14.27%
As % of the Vendors category 26.21% 28.48% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 737 626
Median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 107 124
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -0.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.93 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £22.99 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4288 4536 4323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.60% 47.50% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2516 2562 2133
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 212 242
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £40.95 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 313 £350 - 111
Berkshire 0 283 £375 +11.11% 86
Surrey 0 203 £375 +7.14% 62
Buckinghamshire -2 119 £390 +27.86% 32
West Sussex -7 57 £300 -6.25% 19
Oxfordshire -12 56 £300 -21.05% 34
Kent +10 37 £400 +23.07% 21
Middlesex -6 18 £355 -10.12%
East Sussex -8 18 £201 -39.01% 16
Home Counties +3 2 £278 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 950 (38.26%) Windows
2 847 (34.11%) MS Excel
3 668 (26.90%) Active Directory
4 555 (22.35%) MS Office
5 512 (20.62%) SQL Server
6 509 (20.50%) Security Cleared
7 494 (19.90%) SQL
8 406 (16.35%) ITIL
9 400 (16.11%) .NET
10 389 (15.67%) Windows Server
11 371 (14.94%) SC Cleared
12 361 (14.54%) VMware
13 337 (13.57%) C#
14 328 (13.21%) Finance
15 309 (12.44%) SharePoint
16 290 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
17 285 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
18 269 (10.83%) PowerShell
19 264 (10.63%) Linux
20 259 (10.43%) Project Management
21 249 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
22 248 (9.99%) Oracle
23 244 (9.83%) Migration
24 231 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
25 225 (9.06%) MS Exchange
26 224 (9.02%) SCCM
27 221 (8.90%) VMware Infrastructure
28 217 (8.74%) Windows Server 2012
29 215 (8.66%) DNS
30 208 (8.38%) Office 365

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 309 (12.44%) SharePoint
2 225 (9.06%) MS Exchange
3 97 (3.91%) Skype for Business
4 95 (3.83%) IIS
5 73 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 52 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 42 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
8 41 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 30 (1.21%) CMS
10 24 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 20 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (0.81%) SAS
12 20 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
13 14 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (0.52%) IBM Notes
15 11 (0.44%) Live Communications Server
15 11 (0.44%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.40%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 847 (34.11%) MS Excel
2 555 (22.35%) MS Office
3 145 (5.84%) MS Project
4 130 (5.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 125 (5.03%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 10 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.32%) ProjectWise
9 7 (0.28%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.20%) InDesign
12 4 (0.16%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.12%) Mingle
14 2 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.081%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 104 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.36%) Maximo
7 8 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.24%) ResourceLink
8 6 (0.24%) SAP SRM
9 4 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
10 3 (0.12%) Aligne
10 3 (0.12%) assyst
10 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.12%) Sage X3
10 3 (0.12%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.081%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.081%) Primavera
11 2 (0.081%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 290 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 208 (8.38%) Office 365
3 62 (2.50%) IaaS
4 56 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
5 50 (2.01%) PaaS
6 36 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (0.68%) SaaS
8 16 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.40%) Boomi
9 10 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 10 (0.40%) OneDrive
10 9 (0.36%) Yammer
11 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.16%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.16%) Trello
13 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.081%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.081%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.081%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 215 (8.66%) DNS
2 141 (5.68%) Firewall
3 123 (4.95%) SAN
4 122 (4.91%) TCP/IP
5 113 (4.55%) DHCP
6 106 (4.27%) LAN
7 98 (3.95%) Internet
8 96 (3.87%) VPN
8 96 (3.87%) WAN
9 64 (2.58%) Skype
10 59 (2.38%) Wireless
11 56 (2.26%) SSL
12 48 (1.93%) FTP
12 48 (1.93%) LDAP
13 43 (1.73%) IPsec
14 42 (1.69%) HTTP
15 31 (1.25%) IPv6
16 30 (1.21%) NetScaler
17 28 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (1.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 106 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 104 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 99 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 85 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (2.58%) Oracle Database
7 55 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 55 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 47 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
9 45 (1.81%) MS Access
9 45 (1.81%) Relational Database
10 31 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
10 31 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 28 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 28 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 24 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
13 21 (0.85%) RDBMS
14 20 (0.81%) GIS
15 19 (0.77%) Big Data
15 19 (0.77%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 139 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 110 (4.43%) Visual Studio
3 65 (2.62%) Git (software)
4 48 (1.93%) JIRA
5 42 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 37 (1.49%) Subversion
7 33 (1.33%) Selenium
8 22 (0.89%) NUnit
8 22 (0.89%) SpecFlow
9 19 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (0.60%) HP UFT
10 15 (0.60%) LoadRunner
11 14 (0.56%) MSBuild
11 14 (0.56%) NuGet
12 13 (0.52%) Artifactory
12 13 (0.52%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.44%) MSI
14 10 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (0.40%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 328 (13.21%) Finance
2 130 (5.24%) Telecoms
3 77 (3.10%) Retail
4 64 (2.58%) Marketing
5 43 (1.73%) Banking
6 36 (1.45%) German Language
7 34 (1.37%) Advertising
8 29 (1.17%) Legal
9 27 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 23 (0.93%) Back Office
10 23 (0.93%) Military
11 20 (0.81%) Spanish Language
12 19 (0.77%) French Language
12 19 (0.77%) Publishing
13 14 (0.56%) Italian Language
14 13 (0.52%) Electronics
15 10 (0.40%) Games
15 10 (0.40%) Law
16 9 (0.36%) Billing
17 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 393 (15.83%) Analyst
2 348 (14.02%) Developer
3 228 (9.18%) Architect
4 202 (8.14%) Support Engineer
5 178 (7.17%) Consultant
6 162 (6.52%) Project Manager
7 132 (5.32%) .NET Developer
8 110 (4.43%) C# Developer
9 92 (3.71%) Support Analyst
10 89 (3.58%) Administrator
10 89 (3.58%) Service Analyst
11 88 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
12 84 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
13 76 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 64 (2.58%) SQL Developer
15 62 (2.50%) IT Support
16 61 (2.46%) 3rd Line Support
17 59 (2.38%) Desktop Support
18 58 (2.34%) IT Analyst
19 55 (2.22%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (16.11%) .NET
2 177 (7.13%) ASP.NET
3 167 (6.73%) HTML
4 140 (5.64%) CSS
4 140 (5.64%) Web Services
5 119 (4.79%) XML
6 102 (4.11%) jQuery
7 85 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 68 (2.74%) .NET Framework
9 46 (1.85%) HTML5
10 45 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (1.69%) AngularJS
11 42 (1.69%) WCF
12 41 (1.65%) REST
13 34 (1.37%) Entity Framework
14 30 (1.21%) SAML
15 28 (1.13%) KnockoutJS
16 27 (1.09%) Ajax
17 25 (1.01%) CSS3
18 24 (0.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 166 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 100 (4.03%) Data Centre
4 74 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 68 (2.74%) PKI
6 61 (2.46%) Clustering
7 44 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 43 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (1.61%) Driving Licence
9 40 (1.61%) Mathematics
10 37 (1.49%) Client/Server
11 35 (1.41%) Blackberry
11 35 (1.41%) Replication
12 34 (1.37%) Cryptography
13 24 (0.97%) NHS
14 23 (0.93%) User Experience
15 21 (0.85%) N-Tier
16 17 (0.68%) Smartphone
16 17 (0.68%) Statistics
17 16 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 950 (38.26%) Windows
2 389 (15.67%) Windows Server
3 264 (10.63%) Linux
4 231 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 217 (8.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 204 (8.22%) Windows 7
7 135 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 87 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 84 (3.38%) Windows XP
10 82 (3.30%) Unix
11 77 (3.10%) Windows 10
12 41 (1.65%) Windows 8
13 33 (1.33%) Solaris
14 28 (1.13%) Ubuntu
15 23 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 22 (0.89%) CentOS
16 22 (0.89%) Windows Vista
17 20 (0.81%) AIX
18 17 (0.68%) VMS
19 16 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (16.35%) ITIL
2 285 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (10.43%) Project Management
4 244 (9.83%) Migration
5 169 (6.81%) CRM
6 144 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
6 144 (5.80%) PRINCE2
7 142 (5.72%) Service Management
8 140 (5.64%) MVC
9 114 (4.59%) Change Management
10 113 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 110 (4.43%) SDLC
12 91 (3.66%) Configuration Management
13 86 (3.46%) Workflow
14 85 (3.42%) Scrum
15 75 (3.02%) Mentoring
16 74 (2.98%) ITIL V3
17 68 (2.74%) DevOps
18 60 (2.42%) Release Management
18 60 (2.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 494 (19.90%) SQL
2 337 (13.57%) C#
3 269 (10.83%) PowerShell
4 200 (8.05%) JavaScript
5 109 (4.39%) Java
5 109 (4.39%) VB
6 101 (4.07%) T-SQL
7 100 (4.03%) VBScript
8 90 (3.62%) C
9 53 (2.13%) C++
10 36 (1.45%) Python
11 34 (1.37%) VB.NET
12 26 (1.05%) PHP
13 21 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 20 (0.81%) Perl
15 18 (0.72%) Ruby
16 15 (0.60%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.60%) TypeScript
16 15 (0.60%) VBA
17 8 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 509 (20.50%) Security Cleared
2 371 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 249 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 185 (7.45%) Degree
5 127 (5.11%) DV Cleared
6 123 (4.95%) MCSE
7 78 (3.14%) MCP
8 65 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (2.30%) MCITP
10 49 (1.97%) ISTQB
11 46 (1.85%) CCNA
12 44 (1.77%) MCSA
13 43 (1.73%) ISEB
14 38 (1.53%) CISSP
15 37 (1.49%) MCTS
16 34 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 30 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 25 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 23 (0.93%) CCNP
19 23 (0.93%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (5.32%) SLA
2 55 (2.22%) QA
3 30 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.56%) RMADS
5 12 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.44%) FIPS 140-2
7 10 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 10 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.28%) GAAP
8 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.24%) COBIT
10 5 (0.20%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.20%) SDET
11 4 (0.16%) COSO
11 4 (0.16%) GxP
11 4 (0.16%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.12%) MiFID
13 2 (0.081%) BS25999
System Software
1 668 (26.90%) Active Directory
2 221 (8.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 160 (6.44%) Hyper-V
4 75 (3.02%) XenApp
5 62 (2.50%) VMware ESX
6 60 (2.42%) vSphere
7 56 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
8 43 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (1.49%) XenDesktop
10 23 (0.93%) UAG
11 21 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (0.85%) XenServer
12 17 (0.68%) BitLocker
12 17 (0.68%) NFS
13 15 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (0.56%) Docker
15 13 (0.52%) Sendmail
16 12 (0.48%) ISA Server
17 11 (0.44%) Firmware
17 11 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 224 (9.02%) SCCM
2 126 (5.07%) SCOM
3 34 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 33 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 32 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 32 (1.29%) WSUS
6 28 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 28 (1.13%) SCVMM
7 25 (1.01%) Tivoli
8 22 (0.89%) Puppet
9 21 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 21 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
10 19 (0.77%) Backup Exec
11 16 (0.64%) OpenAM
11 16 (0.64%) OpenIDM
11 16 (0.64%) OVSD
11 16 (0.64%) SCOrch
11 16 (0.64%) SCSM
12 15 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (0.60%) Netcool
Vendors
1 361 (14.54%) VMware
2 248 (9.99%) Oracle
3 204 (8.22%) Citrix
4 201 (8.10%) Cisco
5 197 (7.93%) HP
6 87 (3.50%) Remedy
7 85 (3.42%) Red Hat
8 77 (3.10%) SAP
9 60 (2.42%) NetApp
10 57 (2.30%) IBM
11 51 (2.05%) EMC
12 46 (1.85%) CheckPoint
12 46 (1.85%) Dell
13 45 (1.81%) Symantec
14 37 (1.49%) Intel Security
15 34 (1.37%) F5
16 26 (1.05%) Blue Coat
16 26 (1.05%) Juniper
17 24 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
18 23 (0.93%) Ericsson
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intech 7
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £110 - £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Computer People
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kent
Searchability
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £19 - £21 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £340 - £380 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £21.75 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £290 - 320 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £9.20 - £9.38 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £9.50 - £10.60 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £255 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: 3 months rolling £ good
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £435 per day
Posted: 2 days ago